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taphonomy (təˈfɒnəmɪ Pronunciation for taphonomy

Definitions

noun

  1. the study of the processes affecting an organism after death that result in its fossilization

Derived Forms

taphonomic (ˌtæfəˈnɒmɪk Pronunciation for taphonomic , ˌtaphoˈnomical adjective

Word Origin

C20: from Greek taphos grave + -nomy

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